14 Aug 2018

Offensive speech, tune in, or tune out

From Nine To Noon, 11:42 am on 14 August 2018

Gavin Ellis discusses a newspaper letter writer's point about 'The right to listen…or not' as a defence against offensive speech. Is the right not to look or listen the best antidote? Or should media listen to calls for them to stop providing platforms for what some consider hate speech? Also, Lisa Owen replaces John Campbell as presenter of RNZ's Checkpoint. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz